Month: January 2012

Zinc Sulfate and Zinc Oxide: What’s the difference?

Zinc is one of those ingredients which is everywhere in modern life; you might find it in your breakfast cereal, household paint, or sunscreen. Are these all the same zinc? Zinc Sulfate vs Zinc Oxide Zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) is the compound most likely to be found as a nutritional supplement — either in fortified cereals… Read more »

It’s Winter: And You Still Need Sunscreen

As temperatures fall into the freezing range, you may be asking yourself if you really need to apply that sunscreen. The answer, unequivocally, is yes! Whether you want to hear it or not, I dish out advice concerning best practices for your skin. And, applying a good UVA/UVB blocking sunscreen daily, year round, is one… Read more »

Cholesterol and Skin

If you thought cholesterol is bad for you, think again. A new Korean study published in the Journal of Dermatological Science evaluated the effects of major lipid (fat) ingredients in moisturizers. Cholesterol, linoleic acid and N-oleoyl-phytosphingosine, a synthetic ceramide, were evaluated on skin responses to UV in tape-stripped human skin. After two days of lipid… Read more »